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good morning coming up next on "eyewitness news..." good morning. i am megan mccorkell the bill to legalize same sex marriage passes. reaction from annapolis. the latest a-a terror arrest and how fed val investigators and local law make -- federal investigators and local lawmakers stop a attempted suicide attack. a few moments ago baltimore a archbishop received a new role in the catholic church. latest details from st. peters basilica in vatican city. and looking live outside we are waiting for the sun to come up after a clear and cold night in our area. will we see warmer temperatures today? motorrologist tim williams has
the answer-- meteorologist tim williams has the answer and the first warning forecast. "eyewitness news" saturday morning starts now. this is wjz-tv, wjz-hd and wjz.com baltimore. >> from the city to the counties to your neighborhood, now, it's complete coverage, it's wjz maryland's news station. good morning. and welcome to "eyewitness news" this saturday. i am gigi barnett. >> i am tim. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> it's cool outside and you expect that for february. we are smack in the middle crossing over into the second half of the month. >> but really clear beautiful. saw the moon tonight. >> a nice start to the day and it will be a gorge outs one -- gorgeous one like yesterday. look at that sky. it's just clear. hard lay cloud anywhere. we will -- hardly a cloud anywhere. we will see clouds ahead of the storm system we have been
talking about. and there's the moon we have been talking about. it's a gorgeous day to see the stadiums lit up. 30 right now at bwi marshall. 32 on the shore. and we are consistently across the area for the most part in the 30 degree range. 27 over towards cumberland. high pressure in control that will ease off to the east. but mild air for today still in the forecast. our temperatures are going to start off in the 30s. and then we will go up to a high of around 50 degrees. in the low 50s around much of the area calling it 54 degrees in central maryland. complete updated forecast and we will talk about what's coming our way tomorrow. >> here's what people are talking about this morning. a major victory for same sex couples who are now one step closer to being able to legally tie the knot in maryland. the civil marriage protection act narrowly passed last night. wjz was there. meghan mccorkell was there. >> reporter: supporters in the house got the 71 votes they needed to pass the same sex marriage bill but they say they
didn't know if it was going to happen up until the very last moment. an historic moment in the house of delegates. bring a ferraro margin, the bill -- by a narrow margin, the bill to legalize same sex marriage passes. >> this is the right thing to do and i am convinced it's the right thing. >> reporter: a big win for governor o'malley who respondored the bill and tirelessly fought for the passage. >> our leaders are moving us forward as one people with care for one another with love for one another and with understanding and respect for one another that's what one maryland is. >> reporter: emotions overflowing for some openly gay delegates. >> it's been an emotional amazing experience, and i look forward to the bill passing in the senate. >> the gay and lesbian community can look at this vote and say finally, finally. >> reporter: opponents put up a fight until the end nearly dominating debate before the vote. >> same sex marriage is wrong.
>> i think if people were able to vote their conscious i think it wouldn't have passed. >> reporter: the vote a nail biter. supporters say they didn't know if they had the vote until the end. >> when the last woman got up to speak today, and said she was vote being for it, that's what the tears started. >> reporter: the last peek speaker the 71st vote who helped kill the bill last year. her support enough for a very different outcome this year. the same sex marriage bill will go to the senate and they passed a similar bill last year. meghan mccorkell. >> opponents of same sex marriage will petition the measure to referendum putting it before voters in november. maryland voters will have the final stay on another controversial issue a judge decided that the dream act will go on the ballot in november. that law allows some illegal
immigrants to pay in-state tuition at maryland college and universities under certain conditions. hdges lation is suspend until -- the legislation is suspended until voters weigh. the fbi foils a planned suicide attack and one maryland congressman was on the front lines of that undercover sting operation. kai jackson has the good morning. federal agents describe amine el khalifi constantly under surveillance. he was arraigned in alexandria in federal court. he was arrested in a washington, d.c. garage friday morning near the capitol, the result of a month long sting operation. >> this is a trend that's occurred with what we call lone wolf. >> reporter: according to court document he was wearing a vest containing what he believed to be a functioning bomb and carying an automatic weapon both rendered harmless by
authorities. dutch ruppeersberger is on the house committee on intelligent. >> it's difficult to determine who the lone wolves are if we don't get tips and that's why it's important to law he forcement and state and local and federal and individuals when they see something that looks arye, then we need to contact haw enforcement officials. >> reporter: his initial plan was to attack a restaurant and military outlet. but last month, he he decided to conduct a-- he decided to conduct a suicide attack on thecapitol and planned to bring guns to fend off police and he planned to detonate the bomb inside the capitol when full of people acbs coursened and former assistant director of the f about. i predicts a lot of evidence in court. >> you will see people inside apartments handling weapons and you will see video and voice recordings of people in cars. and he will try on the suicide vest. >> reporter: he is charged withattempting to use a weapon of mass destruction against
u.s. property. kai jackson wjz "eyewitness news." >> thanks. a bail hearing is set for wednesday. lawyers for a maryland native george huguely are telling a different side of his relationship with murder victim yeardley love. friday the defense showed video of the couple holding hand as they ate with huguely's family. defense attorneys will hope that video will convince the court that love's death was in the premeditated as the prosecution argued. love who is from cockeysville was beaten to death-side her apartment near the university of virginia. we will have more on this case coming up in the next half- hour. several lawmakers want to change the way speed cameras are used around the state. the cameras caught almost a half a million drivers speeding through maryland construction zones last year. that netted $19 million in tickets. but now, several lawmakers are speaking out against the speed trap. they want the cameras turned off when workers aren't in the construction area. and in a matter of
hours,the body of whitney houston will be laid to west. fans and movie stars will gather to say bye. drew levinson is there with the latest. >> reporter: even though its the middle of the night fans descend on the new hope baptist church and knew it would be the last chance to say good-bye. >> wow. look at this. >> reporter: denise dickerson was here -- here at 3 a.m. >> she was a angel and her voice was a gift. she was inspiration. >> reporter: preparations are underway for houston's very private funeral. friday night, her daughter and mother attended a two-hour private viewing at a local funeral home where houston'sbody was reportedly laid out dressed in white. >> come on fans. >> reporter: the funeral director says the family is holding up as best they can. last night she passed out memorial programs to fans. >> until you lost your mother, you lost your daughter, you can't say i know how you feel. >> reporter: police have set up
a perimeter blocks around the church. this is as close as fans will be able to get to the funeral. ♪ i will always love you >> reporter: houston's god mother aretha franklin and stevie wond remember slated to perform at the ceremony. houston's body guard costar kevin costner will speak. fans will be able to watch it all via a live camera in the church. >> she is magnificent. beautiful we love her. we love her. >> reporter: houston is scheduled to be buried beside her father at a cemetery near where she grew up. in newark new jersey, drew levinson wjz "eyewitness news." >> even though they are not allowed to attend the service, fans say they will hold a candlelight vigil during the funeral from behind the police barricades. brighter news now war former spiritual leader -- where a former spiritual leader in baltimore has risen. this was the scene at st. peters basilica in vatican
city. archbishop edward o'brien was among 22 arms to be elevated to cardinal -- archbishops to be elevated to cardinal. each was hand-picked by the cardinal. congratulations to him. >> that's right. baltimore's own. okay. so, weather wise. >> weather wise. >> we are looking at. >> you know, another brush with winter like we have had really each of the last few weeks. and this will be much like each of the last few weeks where we don't have a major system. i keep saying is keep in mind, we were in 50 degree temperatures yesterday. we will be in 50 degree temperatures today. so the ground is warm and the streets are warm and the sidewalks are warm and just like last week, if you think back to last saturday, could be a hard time for any snow to really accumulate on something that's been under 50 degree temperatures and sunshine all week. we have winter weather moving our way. and as you see, the skies are clear and things will change over. let's look at first warning live doppler radar after we look at a clear sky. the moon is out and not a cloud anywhere and that really is
what the transition is going to have to overcome. we have clear conditions right now. high pressure in control and the low that we are looking at is down around look at texas. look towards dallas and that's the low forming and moving across northeast mexico and moving up towards texas and that is going to move eventually across the gulf statements and over towards the carolina coastline. it's this system that's going to take a while to get here but it's going to continue to moveoff and it's not going to linger but it's forming as you see it's a lot of moisture with this. moisture rich very much so and going to bring flooding concerns to some of the southeast states as it makes its way along the carolina coastline and that's where we expect it to exit. as it moves in our direction we will see some watches and warnings developing right now all the warnings and the only watch we have in effect right now is towards west virginia. and down in virginia. so that is a winter storm watch. maryland not impacted at all yet. but we will start to monitor
that as it gets closer and see how we are actually going to be impacted by those by the national weather service as we get closer to mom morning be -- tomorrow morning. 29 degrees. humidity is at 84%. and calm winds and 30.12 is your barometer reading. around the state we have 27 in cumber lan. 33 in -- cumberland. 33 in elkton. 37 towards dc and around the metro area, everyone about freezing or so. at 32 in westminster and bel air and rock hall. we were at 35 and annapolis and kent island. winds are calm across the state. they will pick up. winds are not a big factor with the system. we will start to see a northeast wind and that's going to help cool things down tomorrow but for right now, high pressure is in control. all the clear sky and clear conditions there. this low pressure is developing and it's moving in our direction. it's going to pick up a lot of the moisture from the gulf and head really right along the carolina coastline. the problem has been trying to determine just how close to the
coastline it's going to be. the closer it stays in it taps into the colder air responsible for the lake-effect snow. and well, it's going to bring more snow to us. as it moves on out to sea it brings nothing to us or just a rain event. so let's talk about the amount we could expect to see as we start to move into tomorrow. maybe one to three inches as it starts to move on out straight across the state and that's mostly on grassy surfaces and then southerly areas right below the city and then right on down to the lower eastern shore closer to the center of the low pressure system we could see maybe 2 to 4 but it's going toic atake a while for all of it to -- take a while for all of it to accumulate. it will happen towards the evening as the system drops and the system moves out. we will see low pressure move out of here. the rain gets pulled out here very quickly. so sunday evening, it's really starting to clear but 8:00 or so. skies clear and high pressure builds in for monday and tuesday and by wednesday and thursday, believe it or not, we will be up near 60 degrees.
it's crazy. this is maryland. look for 5:48 the sunset time and your next high tide at fort mchenry looking at 4:17. forecast for today going up to just around 54 degrees. mostly sunny with overnight lows going down to 30. and we will call it 34 degrees for tomorrow. and temperatures up to just around 42 before we start to see afternoon snow showers and maybe some accumulating snow by the evening. and then for monday through thursday, 44 and 50 and 56 and 56 gigi which means some part of the area will see about 60 degrees. >> get through sunday and everything else looks good. >> thanks. still to come on "eyewitness news" saturday morning, a freak accident claims the life of an airport worker in arizona. we will tell you what happened and what the airport is saying now. and archbishop no more. as we mentioned, more on a new position for the former head of the baltimore archdiocese.
saturdaymorning "eyewitness news" a clear start to the weekend. a very nice day like yesterday. temperatures in the low to mid- 50s. sunshine throughout the day and clouds later in the day. we will see them increase ahead of the storm system that's to the south. but for the most part today is going to be a very nice day to do anything outside. spring like. 5 # degrees partly sunny -- 54 degrees partly sunny. temperatures tonight around 34 which is well above the average of 28 with can be -- 27 with some clouds and cloudy and cooler and snow late in the afternoon and we will see the accumulation if anything late in the afternoon and call it after about 3:00 or so and through about 8 p.m. is the time for any heavy snowfall. temperatures will be dropping and the storm will be at its highest intensity. we will coop you posted and have the complete updated first warning five-day forecast in few moments g. now back to the other stories people are talking about. a u.s. airways employee is dead after a freak accident at an arizona airport. police say the 60-year-old was working in the checked baggage inspection area when he he was
crushed between two conveyor belts. investigators shut down the area but still have not figured out how he became trapped in the first place. >> the position that he was in is what is the bizarre and unusual because he should not by right have been there. so we have to figure out his moments and what his intentions were. >> police say there's no indication of foul play but detectives are making sure there was no crime committed. a fiery scene near state college pennsylvania after a tanker filled with gallons of fuel overturned and burst into flames. the truck was carrying nearly 9,000 gallons of gas when it crashed into an exit ramp. police say the driver was traveling too fast and rolled on to the median. medics rushed him to the hospital with nonlife- threatening injuries. and another driver is being called a hero after saving a young man's life in oklahoma. josh kaiser crashed his car into a creek and land upside down in the water.
-- landed upied down in the -- upside down in the water. another driver jumped into water and pulled skieser to safety. what richard didn't know was that he saved of life of a family friend. it turns out richards is good friends with kaiser's dad. onto sporting news. boxing opponents get physical with each other before the fight even began. check this out. while standing head to head for the customary stair down -- stare down the champion he slapped him in the face. they had to be pulled apart before things escalated. he says he plans on hitting back tonight when they face-off in this title fight. >> oh, wow. >>e i couldn't see because i -- i couldn't see because i was reading but i am sure it was. >> wow. he just went at him. >> yeah. i know how big he is but you have to be a little crazy to slap that man you know.
>> or to gee in the ring -- get in the ring with him. >> we will probably have details tomorrow of the bout. >> all right. coming on "eyewitness news" saturday morning... >> i am alex demetrick, coming up a virus is deadly to frogs and jump topped turtles in maryland. that story as "eyewitness news" continues. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
afternoon and evening. 42 so we stay above average and above freezing. 44 on monday. 50 on tuesday. and 56 on wednesday. and thursday. well, it's a terrible way to die and it's killing box turtles here. >> the virus that that -- that infects frogs jumped to turtles with lethal results. >> reporter: you are looking at a box turtle fighting for breath. researchers from towson discovered it dying from an infection. >> it's a long and grueling death for them. >> reporter: several infected turtles were found in preserve cut out for them along the icc highway in montgomery county and they found dead tadpoles and salamanders that normally carry the virus but. >> it apparently jumped from frogs to the box turtles. their eyes get swollen and they get a white plaque in their mouths and it causes problems with the breathing and have
problems with eating and eventually they die. >> reporter: when the icc opened it was not without protest from environmentalist. >> this is an abomination deforestation. wetland removed. >> reporter: biologist found the virus in areas kept as natural along the icc and have seen it a few other times in turtles in other maryland counties but not in the numbers in montgomery found county. it's been in the -- county. it's been in the u.s. but why it's hitting hard now is a question. >> a lot of our environment is due to nature under stress right now and this is a symptom of that. >> reporter: alex demetrick, wj ask. "eyewitness news." -- wjz "eyewitness news." >> the virus jumped it is not a threat to mammals like humans. all right. still to come on "eyewitness news" saturday morning, the latest on the george huguely murder trial. what the defense is saying
about a newly shot video hours before the murder of yeardley love. in a few hours loved ones will hold a funeral for whitney houston. the terror plot foiled in the nation's capitol. the late oft details about the planned -- latest details about the planned attack and the man behind it. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
tim william. it's wjz maryland's news station. welcome back to "eyewitness news" saturday morning. i am gigi barnett. >> i am tim williams here at the bot off the hour looking at temperatures around 30 degrees area wide and it's going to be a nice day. much like yesterday sunshine just abund -- in abundance. hard lay -- hardly a cloud anywhere and temperatures are above average for the overnight hours. we typically bottom out around 27. we are at 30 around the the state. 5 # is the daytime high. partly sunny skies will be with us for most of the day. and some clouds through the evening and 34 degrees and tomorrow we will go up to 42 and cloudy and cooler than today. snow late in the afternoon. we will talk about how much accumulation and we will talk about when we can expect to see the time frame and we will have the updated forecast coming up in a few minutes. >> here's what people are talking about this morning. defense lawyers for a lacrosse player from maryland shows the other side of the story in his
girlfriend's death at uva. adam may has more on a newly introduced video showing thecouple hours before love was killed. >> reporter: good morning. that video apparently showingyeardley love and george huguely getting along is a key piece of evidence from the defense. fighting for her nephew's future george huguely's aunt took the stand narrating a video. members were dining at a burger bar popular with students at the university of virginia. in the video huguely and love were holding hands. and casually chatting with others. that happened just days after huguely found out love hooked up with another lacrosse player and huguely sent love an e-mail that said i should have killed you. prosecutors presented the e- mailhoping it will convince jurors he deserves to be
sentence to life. defense claim the client never intend to kill love and the fight in the off campus apartment in may 2010 was mutual and the death accidental. value of yeardley love's computer is another piece of defense huguely admits to a throwing it into a dumpster after the fightch computer expert says the laptop was not worth more than 200 dollars meaning the theft was not a felony. the jury final decision on the value could impact how long huguely is sentenced to prison. over last couple days, some setbacks for the defense. one of the attorneys has been sick and they are hoping she feels better and they can continue testimony later on today possibly move onto closing arguments. reporting from charlottesville virginia, adam may wj ask. "eyewitness news" -- wjz "eyewitness news." >> stay with wjz as the trial continues and we will bring you the latest on the air and online at wjz.com. a suspected terrorist is in custody after trying to carry
out an alleged suicide bombing signed -- inside the u.s. capitol. investigators say 29-year-old amine el khalifi tried to detonate a suicide vest given to him by undercover fbi op tifts. dutch ruppeersberger on the house elect commit heo on intelligence says he was acting as lone wolf in the foiled attack. >> it's very difficult to determine who the lone wolves are if in fact we don't get tips. that's why it's important to law enforcement and the state and local and federal and individuals when they see something that looks awry we need to contact law enforcement officials. >> el khalifi was arraigned in federal court in alexandria yesterday afternoon and is charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction against u.s. property. a bail hearing is set for wednesday. the battle over passing the same sex marriage bill in the maryland house of delegates ends in a win for supporters.
yesterday, delegates voted 71- 67 to pass this civil marriage protection act. governor o'malley and several other lawmakers were thrilled to see the bill pass in the house. >> it's been an emotional amazing experience. and i look forward to the bill passing the senate now. >> the gay and lesbian community is look at this and say finally finally. >> the same sex marriage will now go to the senate where a similar bill passed last year. opponents of the same sex marriage are vowing to petition the measure to a referendum putting it before voters in november. ribbing santorum is working to distance himself from a controversial comment about contraception from one of his big financial backers. while mitt romney is focusing on new ways to connect with working class voters. danielle nottingham reports on latest from the republican race for the nomination. >> reporter: one of mitt romney's supporters is now
backing rick santorum. ohio attorney general endorsed the conservative candidate friday. >> rick santorum is ready to be the next president of the united states. >> reporter: santorum is also fighting to distance himself from some controversial comments from another one of his supporters. wealthy donor foster free made an off color joke thursday about women using aspirin for birth control. >> it was a bad joke and it was a stupid joke. it's not reflected of me or my record on this issue. >> reporter: santorum is a devote catholic and says he opposes contraception. he is campaigning hard in michigan. mitt romney's home state and surging ahead in the polls. but santorum's surge may say something about his opponent. political analysts say voters are not sold on romney as the nominee and are still looking for an alternative. the former governor is trying hard to convince conservatives he is one of them. >> if you want a fiscal
conservative, you can't vote for rick santorum because he is not a deficit hawk he says needs deficit hawk. i am a fiscal conservative. >> reporter: newt gingrich and ron paul are using this break in primaries and caucuses to raise money between now and super tuesday next month. the super pact supporting gingrich is about to get a cash infusion a billionaire plans to give them another $10 million. in washington danielle nottingham wjz "eyewitness news." >> president obama is filling his campaign war chest as well. he is on the west coast attending a handful of fund raisers and new figures show that his campaign raised more than $29 million in january alone. faculity members at the university of california davis are showing support for the chancellor even after she was criticized for allowing police to pepper spray a peaceful occupy protest in november. yesterday faculity members
voted against a motion that would have expressed no contest in the leadership. she says she authorized police to remove the protesters from campus but didn't want them to use a pepper spray in the manner they did. in less than five hours whitney houston will be laid torest. presidentials -- preparations are underway for the private funeral at new hoapt hope baptist church in newark new jersey. aretha franklin and friend stevie wonder will perform and her body guard costar kevin costner is expected to speak. fans will be able to watch it through a live camera in the church. >> an angel and her voice was a gift. she was just inspiration. >> she is magnificent. beautiful. we love her. we love her. >> and whitney houston was found dead last week at the beverly hilton hotel the night before the grammy awards. a cause of death has not been determined.
in a rare move thatth maryland state senate votes to punish their own. senator currie is disciplineed for failing to disclose payments from a grocery chain. weija jiang has reaction from the senator. >> reporter: on the maryland senate floor the vote was unanimous. senator currie approved a resolution that he be censured for abusing power and prestige. >> i won't stand here and make excuses. i am a person with flaws and i do have weaknesses. i never intend to do anything that would -- anything that would bring dishonor to you, my wife or me. >> reporter: currie apologized for failing to disclose a quart easer million dollars from shoppers food warehouse while work on legislation to benefit the store chain and acquitted of criminal charges in federal court, an ethics committee recommended disciplinary action. senate president mike miller.
>> it was tough. it was tough for him to go through and it's tough for us to vote on but we did it and again it's sad day for the senate. >> reporter: members of that ethic committee tell wjz the outcome was inescapable and hope it sends a clear message to other lawmakers. >> we are hopeful the way the process is worked out will reenforce in everybody's mind the importance of keeping public and private roles distinct. >> reporter: before the vote currie thanked every member of the ethics panel and they could have advised he be expelled and he has been removed as the budget and taxation committee and he will remain part of that group. weija jiang, wjz "eyewitness news." >> this is the first time a maryland senator has been disciplined by the chamber in 14 years. they say all good things must come to an end and that includes the winning streak of the new york knicks player jeremy lin. it's been a whirlwind two weeks for the player who went from undrafted bench player to one
of the most talked about new stars. but after leading the knicks to a 7-game win streak they finally came up a little short last night against the hornets. the knicks lose 89-85 and lin finished with 26 points and 9 turnovers. >> wow. out of nowhere. >> yeah we were talking about him. linsanity is what they have been calling his debut. >> and there's so much you know to like about him. you know, he was -- he was in the minor league and sitting on the bench and comes out and kills it. >> you made an interesting analogy you said he was the tim tebow. >> yeah the tim tebow of the nb a a and went to -- nba and went to harvard and get this great player. >> our producer who is everything new york giants and knicks i am glad they lost. >> the whole studio laughed.
>> everybody knows malachi. you know. so, well, at least we don't have to listen to this for the rest of the weekend. >> the next question is, is our weather going to be insane? >> it's insane because when you go if 50 to snow to almost 60 in the next few days, that's insane. >> that is. >> it's maryland and we expect it but not in february when we have temperatures the first off that have been so mild for so long right now what we are watching is a storm system that's only triggered a watch and warning. a winter storm watch right now in parts of virginia. and just teetering on west virginia. we are not impacted by that in maryland. we are watching as we look at first warning live doppler radar is a storm system that developed and started to move the low from northeast mexico right up into texas. this system is going to be responsible for potential flash flooding in parts of the area. remember, this area was very, very dry, had extreme drought for much of the year and now
with all of this rain, look at the storms. they are going to have flooding problems. and that is very moisture rich storm and it's mock in our direction. it's going to move across the southern states and continuing to pick up moisture from the gulf and moving towards the carolina coastline and that's where we expect it to exit. the key has been how close it stays to the coastline or how far south and out to sea it goes. that's going to determine what we get and when. so let's talk about it. 29 right now at bwi marshall. and the dew point is at 25. relative humidity at 84%. and 30.12 is your barometer reading and around the state temperatures ranging from 30 in oakland to 27 in cumberland and that's one of the cool spots. 32 on the shore and 33 in elkton many around the metro area 28 in westminster and 29 in columbia and 30 in rock hall and bel air. the wind are calm right now. and -- winds are calm right now. wind sustained in the 20-mile- per-hour range yesterday with high pressure building in behind the rain that moved through here on thursday. and that moves on out of here.
the wind have called down now high pressure is in control of the entire forecast. what we are watching two really prominent components to the system, the moisture is coming in from the south and southwest and we have a front that is creating the cold air responsible for the lake-effect snow that you see up towards our north and northwest. that cold air and we will call it cooler air is going to be in place tomorrow. that's going to brush right across the region and that's the reason that why that low pressure system is going to likely start pulling down some colder air as it moves on off the shoreline tomorrow afternoon. as it pulls in the cooler air we will see potential hi light snow accumulating. as you see, we are on the top fringe of that. we could see hardly nothing at all. we are talking a trace to one inch to maybe one to three inches. we will talk about the amount we could possibly see and this is almost the worst case scenario. around the top of the state is that low starts to move off the carolina coastline and one to three inches but again it could be almost nothing if that
system stays farther to the south. down around dc and to southern maryland and the lower eastern shore we could see a wet snow event and temperatures will be in the 50s today and it's going to be pretty warm and it's going to be hard for that low to overcome the warm temperatures and to tap into enough cold air to see major accumulating snow and it continues to move on out of here quickly. so it doesn't have the time to really do much damage before it clears out of the area. so, we will keep you posted through the weekend. for right now, that is what it looks like around most of the area and again we have no watches or warnings in effect for maryland at all at this point. the sunset is is at 5:48. small craft advisory in effect late tonight into tomorrow. and then your next high tide is at 4:17. today a, forecast 54 degrees with partly sunny skies. look for hardly any clouds until late in the afternoon. some clouds will forel and look for 34 degrees and the overnight low -- we will -- will form and look for 34
degrees and the overnight lows. 44 on monday, 50 on tuesday and 56 on wednesday and thursday. and some parts of the area on wednesday and thursday will be near 60 degrees. >> all right. still ahead on "eyewitness news" saturday morning, a major recall on children's tylenol will tell you why coming up. former head of the baltimore archdiocese ascends to a prominent new position the latest on ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
is without equal. begin your legacy, get an auto insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. welcome back to baltimore as the sun comes up on this saturday morning. "eyewitness news" saturday morning it's 6:47. 30 degrees and clear in baltimore. thousands gathered in vatican city to see former baltimore archbishop edwin o'brien oflingsly rise to his news post as cardinal. he was among 22 arch bishops hand-picked to receive the honor. this was the scene a little while ago in st. peters about a sylvia in vatican city he's begins the new post in rome a new baltimore archbishop could be named as early as next month. the new-- the next nationally televised gop debate has been canceled. newt gingrich is slamming mitt
romney and rick santorum for backing out of the march 1st debate in hits home state of georgia. gingrich hopes to win the state as part of a strategy to get the struggling campaign back on track. a major recall of infant tylenol because of a design flaw in the new packaging. every bottle of grape flavored liquid tylenol for infants is being pulled. the problem is the syringe that's supposed to make the dozing easier. some parents have complained that the syringe pushes the flow restrictor inside the bottle. love was clearly not in the air at a mississippi cracker barrel on valentine's day. police say a brawl broke out in the restaurant after a diner told another patron to keep her baby quiet. >> there was stuff thrown about and plates and broken glass and plates on the floor. a lot of blood. >> police say 53-year-old
charlotte weekly used racial slurs when she told the african american mother to a shut her baby up. comments led to a shouting match between the two women. and several objects were thrown as police indicated. weekly is facing several charges. dozens of local restaurants in our -- are embracing the state fish as part of maryland's rockfish celebration. reggie's american bistro is serving up the special recipes until the end of the month. reggie's rockfish dynamite style is today with lump crab. for more information on the rockfish celebration, log onto a wjz.com and click on the news tab. >> almost everything you eat at reggie's is good but that looks delicious. >> ron matz did this story and finds more food whether it's donuts or candy or rockfish. >> and they end up here. >> they end up here i saw him eating that yesterday. it's like your stomach starts
to growl. >> at 7 in the morning. >> yeah. okay. reggie's. still ahead on "eyewitness news" saturday morning... >> the baltimore city police department is looking for a few good men and women for the force. do you have with a it takes? i will take you inside policerecruiting. >> yes, sir. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
baltimore is in need of new police officers. a city in grater scrutiny of law enforcement has made entering the department selective and much more demanding. >> kai jackson gets inside access to the recruiting process. >> >> reporter: the baltimore city police department is looking for a few good men and women. >> the goal is to prepare these men and women to be the best police officers that we can
make them. >> reporter: and they allowed wjz to get a glimpse into their world by sampling the process of becoming a cop. >> i am officially a rookie now right? >> reporter: there are roughly 3,000 officers on the force. number they recruit varies depending on retirement and needs. but it could be anywhere from 30 to 300 candidates. the starting salary is over 41,000 to a get your badge you first have to pass a background checkin 2010 nearly 3,000 men and women applied to be city cops but for some reason many didn't make the cut. so the brass tells us the problem is not finding applicants the problem is finding qualified applicants. >> he wants someone of good character. >> reporter: a battery of test. first a civil service exam. >> i think that's the only mentality we should have is get the best on the street. >> reporter: applicants must pass a grueling physical
training or pt test. i spent the day with recruit class with 1103 the training is physically and mentally demanding. team work is the only way to succeed. >> can i get 40. >> reporter: once cadets are in the academy they have to pass a driving test. >> there you go. >> this is a simulated training tool we use to educate officers about scenario based training and decision making. >> reporter: candidates and current cops have to qualify to use a weapon. commanders say cop's greatestweapon is not in a holester. >> this is a tool that's all this is. this is your true weapon. >> the reading and studying and expectations are high. >> reporter: kai jackson, wjz "eyewitness news." >> all right. >> and the police department requires them to have a high school diploma or ged. still ahead on "eyewitness news" saturday morning...
five days of first warning weather or six days including today. 54 degrees. 42 tomorrow and look for any accumulating snowfall tore after the temperatures start to drop from 42 degrees. that's going to be late in thea noon and evening. 44 on monday. look for any possible freezing overnight on sunday when the temperatures get down below freezing to happen on monday morning early and we are back up into the 40s. 50 on tuesday and 56 on wednesday and thursday. and some parts of the area on wednesday and thursday could be near 60 degrees. well a shy penguin at a zoo in china is having trouble facing his fear of watter. >> despite being a naturally born swimmer, the penguin is too timid to dib into the pool. you can see him flapping his wings when he gets too close and starts to stress out just a little bit. >> just do it.
trainers tried placing him in the water but he swims back to the bank. who knows, maybe he will be the one penguin who learns how to fly i say just jump. just do it. >> how about penguin brothers and sisters push him in. well you know. >> that's how it works, really. that's the first hour of our saturday morning show. there's another hour of "eyewitness news" coming up. we will be joined by the maryland spca to talk about stressed out puppies and how to overcome that with your pet. we will be back in a few moments with "eyewitness news" saturday morning. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
good morning. coming next on "eyewitness news." >> reporter: i am meghan mccorkell. the bill to legalize same sex marriage passes. reaction from annapolis straight ahead. plus the latest on a terror attack and arrest in washington, d.c. how federal investigators and local lawmakers stop an attempted suicide attack on the capitol building. and archbishop no more. baltimore's former archbishop receives a new role in the catholic church. the latest details from st. peters about a sylvia in vatican city. look outside where the sun is trying to warm us up.
meteorologist tim william has the answer in the first warning weather forecast. >> reporter: i am mike schuh live with raft abouts that areaboard the lady maryland. we will tell you why the tag line is save the lady maryland when "eyewitness news" continues. >> this is wjz-tv, wjzhd and wjz.com. baltimore. >> from the city, to the counties to your neighborhood. now, it's complete coverage. it's wjz maryland's news station. good morning and welcome to "eyewitness news" this saturday. i am gigi barnett. >> and i am tim william. temperatures are in the 30s across the area. a gorgeous start to what's going to be a very nice day. we are watching the sun coming up now. hard lay cloud anywhere to be found. much like yesterday, the temperatures are going to be in the low to mid-50s unlike
yesterday we will have less wind. yesterday, the breeze was substantial at parts through the day. today, there's hardly no breeze. it will be a still and calm day and a gorgeous day to do anything you want to do outside. a little cool to start. temperatures are changing with the 7:00 temperatures around the state. 30 is pretty must average around most of the area. high pressure is in control of our forecast. and that high is is going to ease off to the east and allow for mild air in the short run but there's lake-effect snow up to the north that's not going to impact us and a storm developing around the gulf that will impact us tomorrow. today, up in the 50s and low 50s will call it with sunshine and blue skies. clouds increase late tonight and temperatures drop down into the 30s. we will talk about how that storm impacts the rest of your weekend coming up in just a few moments. >> thanks, tim. but first, here's what people are talking about. a major victory for same sex couples who are now one step closer to being able to legally tie the knot in maryland.
the civil marriage protection act narrowly passed in the house of delegates last night. wjz was there. megan mc-- meghan mccorkell has more. >> reporter: the supporters in the house got the 71 votes they needed to pass the same sex marriage bill but they said they didn't know if it would happen until the last moment. an historic moment in the house of delegates. by a narrow margin, the bill to legalize same sex marriage passes. >> this is the right thing to do and i am convinced in my heart it is the right thing. >> reporter: a big win for governor o'malley who sponsored the bill and tirelessly fought for the passage. >> our leaders that we elect are moving us forward as one people with care for one another with love for one another and with understanding and respect for one another that's what one maryland is. >> reporter: emotions overflowing for some openly gay delegates. >> it's been an emotional amazing experience. and i look forward to the bill
passing the senate now. >> the gay and lesbian community can look at this vote and say finally, finally. >> reporter: opponents put up a fight until the end nearly dominating the debate before the vote. >> same sex marriage is wrong. >> i think if people were able to vote their conscious and vote up or down it wouldn't have paced -- passed. >> reporter: the vote a nail biter. they didn't know they had the votes until end. >> when the last woman got up to speak today, and she said she was vote being for it that's what the stares started for being of -- tears started forbeing of us. >> reporter: she helped kill same sex bill last year. her support enough for a very different outcome this year. the same sex marriage bill will -- marriage bill will go to the senate passing a similar bill last year. megan -- meghan mccorkell. >> opponents of the same sex marriage bill are vowing to petition the measure to
referendum. putting up before voters in november. maryland voters will also have the final say on another controversial issue. a judge decided that the dream act will go on the ballot in november as well. that law allows some illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at maryland college andan tis under certain conditions -- and tuition under certain conditions. the f b foils a planned u.s. attack on the u.s. capitol building in washington, d.c. and a maryland congressman was at the forefront of the undercover sting operation. kai jackson has the latest details. >> reporter: amine el khalifi is a lone wolf but a maryland congressman says were it not for tips whoa have been deadly. he was arraigned in federal court in alexandria virginia. he was arrested in a washington, d.c. garage near the capitol the result of a month long sting operation. >> this is also a trend that
occurred with what we call lone wolf. >> reporter: acoreing to court documents, he was wearing a vest containing what he believed to be a functioning bomb. and carrying an automatic weapon both rendered harmless by authorities. maryland congressman dutch ruppeersberger is is on the house committee on intelligence. >> it's hard to determine who they are if we don't get tips. it's important to law he forcement state, -- law enforcement at stays, local -- at state local federal. and if they say something whoa need to contact official. >> reporter: the plan was to attack a restaurant and military outlet. but last month he conducted a suicide attack on the u.s. capitol and cased it for weeks e planned to bring guns to fend off police and he planned to detonate the bomb inside the capitol when it was full of people. >> you will see video inside apartments of people handling
weapons. you will hear voice recordings and video recordings of people in cars. and you're going see him trying on the suicide vest. >> reporter: el khalifi is cadged with attempting to use a weapon of mass detrucks against u.s. property. kai jackson. a bail hearing is set for wednesday. several lawmakers want to change the way speed cameras are used around the state. the cameras caught almost half a million drivers speeding through construction zones last year. that netted about $19 million in tickets. now, several law makers are speaking out against the speed traps and want the cameras turned off. when work -- when workers are not in the construction zone. and in matter of hours, the body of whitney houston will be laid to rest and fans and movie stars will gather in the singer's hometown of newark new jersey to say bye. drew levinson is there with the latest for wjz. >> reporter: even though it was the middle of the night, whitney houston's fans descended on the new hope
baptist church. they knew it would be the last chance to say good-bye. >> wow many look at this. >> reporter: deneons knees dickerson was here a -- denise dickerson was here at 3 a.m. >> she was a angel and her voice was gift. she was inspiration. >> reporter: preparations are underway for houston's very private funeral. friday night, her daughter and mother attended a two-hour private viewing at a local funeral home where houston's body was reportedly laid out dressed in white. >> come on fans. >> reporter: funeral home director says the family is holding up as best they can. last night, she passed out memorial programs to fans. >> until you lost your mother, you've lost your daughter, you can't say i know how you feel. >> reporter: police have set up a perimeter blocks around the church. this is as close as fans will be able to get to the funeral. ♪ i will always love you >> reporter: houston's god mother aretha franklin and stevie wond remember slated to perform at the ceremony. houston's body guard costar
kevin costner will speak. fans will be able to watch it all via a live camera in the church. >> she is magnificent. beautiful. we love her. >> reporter: houston is scheduled to be buried beside her father at a cemetery near where she grew up. drew levinson, wjz "eyewitness news." >> and even though they are barred from the service, fans say they will hold a candlelight vigil during the funeral from behind police bear kids. -- barricades. onto brighter news war baltimore spiritual leader risen to a prominent position. this was the scene a short time ago at st. peters basilica in vatican city rome. edwin o'brien was among 22 archbishop to be elevated to cardinal. each of the candidateshand- picked by the pope himself. >> he gets a red hat. >> he gets the red hat. you are composed as spirit you
lead -- spiritual leader at that level and i have to wonder he he wants to go yes. that's such a wonderful, wonderful thing to see one of our own getting elevated to that level. >> and he is such a nice guy whoa probably after it's over go yes and we interviewed him so many times and he's wonderful man. >> he is. very nice. all right. >> so there you go. >> we are talking very nice and a very nice forecast for today much like yesterday, sunshine and blue skies. sun in abundance today. >> all right. >> hard to believe we have astorm. >> yes. >> hard to believe we have a storm coming from the south. you grow -- you know, the stage is set and what we need to prefas this by is keep in mind yesterday we were in the 50s and today we will be in the 50s. the road surfaces and pavement is very, very warm. much like last week. this is a storm system that's going to develop and really impact mostly grassy surfaces. and as it mobs into the region, we will expect watches and warnings will be added across
the area to our maps. maryland not impacted at all yet. we are looking at mostlyvirginia, west virginia impact by winter storm watch that goes into effect tomorrow. let's talk about first warning live doppler radar and how it is starting to show what is moving into the region. this is the storm system a low that developed around northeast mexico and is now generating moisture and moving across the gulf states this is a very, very moisture rich storm. this is an area that was drought stricken all year long yesterday extreme drought there. and it is going to have flash flooding associated with it as it moves across the areas. because they are not going to be able to absorb that rain as it is coming down as it moves in our direction. but the storm is going to move across the gulf states and eventually exit off the carolina coastline. the trick has been how close it stays to the coast and how close it stays to the mid atlantic as it exits. if it stays out to the east we get nothing. if it stays close to the
coastline it pulls down cold air and that means accumulating snow for us. 25 the dew point and humidity is at 81%. 30.13 is the barometer reading around the state, temperatures from 29 in oakland and cumberland to about 32 degrees in elkton and 36 in dc actually. 30 in easton. 28 at patuxent river and 31 in ocean city. 33 in annapolis and kent island. and 31 in bel air down to rock hall. winds are calm around central maryland. a bit of a variable direction, though around the rest of the statement and that's going to change. we will see more of a northeast flow as the low starts to exit and starts to kick back the counterclockwise flow when it starts to move off the carolina coastline. a front that is moving through with no moisture really associated with us is bringing in cooler temperatures around the great lakes. that's the cold air that he this front is going to tap into as it makes its way offshore. front is going to start to move in here by tomorrow morning. bringing rain to the southern
portion of the area and as the temperatures drop because tomorrow will be up in the 40s as the temperatures drop, through tomorrow afternoon and into the evening, we will start to see the accumulating snow. the top tier of the state is on the northern fringe so we could he see hardly nothing and we could see maybe one to three inches. bring in the amount here and we will give you a better idea of what we are going to expect as the sunset today at 5:48. the amounts we are looking at 1 to 3 inches across the top tier of the state and this is the worst case scenario. 2 to 4 from south of the area to the lower eastern shore and southern maryland. that's going to be what we expect if the front stays closer to the shoreline but again, any accumulating snow for the most part is on grassy surfaces and we get back into the 40s on president's day monday. today, 42 de-- or 54 degrees down to about 30 tonight. and 42 tomorrow with clouds and a bit cooler for the next five days. 44 on monday and going up to about 50 degrees on tuesday. 56 on wednesday and thursday. and back up to about 56 and # 0
for parts of the area by the mid -- 60 for parts of the area by the middle to the end of the week. freak accident claims the life of an airport worker in arizona. we will tell you what happened and what the airport is saying now. a big night for one of the nba's newest stars. did linsanity pull off another big win? we will have more coming up. but first, here's yesterday's winning lottery numbers. we are back in a moment. ,,,,,,,
well col back to -- welcome back to "eyewitness news" on this saturday morning february the 18th taking a look at a very bright sky and very calm day shaping up and for the most part, just a nice day much like yesterday was without the wind. we had a breeze yesterday throughout the day and today is going to be very nice with just a few clouds forming late in the day ahead of the storm system we have been watching that's moving in from the south. but for the most part today, anything you want to do outside is going to cooperate. we are expecting a daytime high in the low to mid-50s. 54 with partly sunny skies. mostly sunny. and some clouds tonight and 34 degrees and 42 tomorrow and clouds and cooler than today some snow in the afternoon and
late evening. we will have the five-day first warning forecast coming up in few minutes. g. >> all right. back to some of the other stories people are talking about. a u.s. airways employee is dead after a freak accident at an arizona airport. police say the 60-year-old was working in the checked baggage when he was crushed between two conveyor belts. investigators shut down the area but still have not figured out how he became trapped in the first place. police don't suspect any foul play. a fiery scene near state college pennsylvania after a tanker filled with gallons of fuel overturned and burst into flames. the truck was carrying nearly 9,000 gallons of fuel when it crashed on an exit ramp. police said the driver was traveling too fast a rolled on a median. medics rushed him to the hospital with nonlife- threatening injuries. all good things must come to an end and that includes the winning streak of the knicks player jeremy lin it's called
linsanity he went went from undrafted bench player to one of the most talked about stars. but after leading the knicks to a 7-game win streak they came up short against the hornets yesterday. the knicks lose 89-85. lin finished with 26 points and 9 turnovers. >> it's not a big loss and he is not as big as other players right? >> no. no. but he is -- he has more heart than a lot of them. >> new orleans hornets. >> now or lien hornets. >> hornets are hornets. >> lady maryland is ready toset sale to -- sail to help local students. >> wjz is live for a special fund-raiser and mike schuh is there for more. >> reporter: hello, good morning. hello. hello, i will get into it. sometimes i am so rude. it's setting sail into a dry dock because this marvelous boat had 25 years of taking kids up and down the bay built in baltimore, but after 25
years, peter, the fleet captain joins me, and we were doing the analogy of a car. at certain point a car or pickup truck needs a little help. where are we now to put this into the analogy of a car. >> you know, most cars don't make it this long. bottom line is you trade yourwould trade your car in and you can't trade in a ship like this. to keep this ship sailing and keep the ship on the road if you will, we are talking about replacing the engine and replacing the structural body work. but like said, most people wouldn't want to hold onto their cars as long as we have. lady maryland has a lot of tremendous life in her. when we finish the repairs, we will have a great boat to go out and sail with kid for another 30 years. we have been sailing with kids for 25 years now. almost a quarter of a million kids since the boat was built and so it's an investment worth making. >> going back to the car it would be a car that had 250,
300,000 miles and at that point you need to today replace a lot of stuff. and you do smaller things to the boat. but now, it's made of natural materials and some big things need to be fixed. >> well that's right. you know, the boat is a wooden boat and held together with steel fasteners and over time wood rots and steel rusts and we discovered decayed metals and fasteners earlier this fall during a dry dock and some rotten wood and it was to the point where we couldn't really tell how extensive the decay was until we really got in there and started to take things apart. so, we pulled the boat up again at thanksgiving and she's been out all winter and we have done a repair job and she is going to probably be in better shape than the day she was launched in 1986. >> reporter: so the deal is we are down at just on the eastern -- i am soreity western side of fells point they spec to raise a few thousand dollars and they
need $180,000 to do the repairs. when we come back, we will talk with the captain of the boat and so you things they'll auction and raffle off. that's about 25 minutes so please come back and join us. the lady maryland save lady maryland many back to you guys on tv hill. >> 180,000 gigin has the checkbook -- gigi has the checkbook out. >> reporter: write it. >> but don't take it to the bank. >> thanks mike reporting live mike schuh this morning. still to come on "eyewitness news" saturday morning. good morning. the orioles open spring training this weekend and there's a new general manager but he is well aware of how long oriole fans have suffered. i will sit down with dan due connect and get his thoughts on the season ahead when ,,,,,,,,,,
five days of first warning weather. 42 tomorrow and afternoon when the temperatures start to drop is when we will see likely any snow accumulation. mostly on grassy surfaces. roads will be warm but expect for some slick spots and freezing tomorrow night when temperatures get down below freezing. then on monday, 44 degrees. and 50 on tuesday and 56 on wednesday and thursday with the return of the sun. in a few hours orioles pitchers and catchers report for spring training in sarasota and as you know, it's been a what winning season. >> mark viviano checked in with the latest man to take the challenge on.
>> reporter: dan duqette is back after ten years away. he's been out job as orioles gm for three months occupying an office that has seen six other gm and gm combinations in the last decade and a half. all unsuccessful in their efforts to end a franchise losing streak that reached 14 seasons. i sat down with him to discuss the work he's done so far and his understanding of how oriole fans feel after so much losing. >> i do know that oriole fans are dedicated fans and by going around the community, you know they have said the same thing. give us hope. >> reporter: you. >> you inherit beleaguered fan base does that make it tougher? >> oriole fans are terrific. they are engaged with the team and i know they will come out if we give them a good reason to come out. >> reporter: the reason has to include winning baseball. and winning baseball has to include good pitching. that's the top priority on his agenda and brought in two pitchers from japan and
counting on the orioles young pitchers to mature. he is not spent big money oraed any star players but believes the orioles can compete with rising young tal nt like adam jones and matt. >> my job is to help us decide who are the orioles you know. what is our identity? all the good teams all the winning teams, i know have a specific identity, and something that they stand for. so my job in spring training is to help us form our identity. if we are going to be a good team and we are going to win more games than we lose we have to know who are the orioles, how will we play and what are we going to stand for and what values will we bring out so when people come to the ball parking you know, we can give them a team they are proud of. >> reporter: he tells me he developed a good working relationship with manager buck show walter who will help him establish that new identity. back to you. >> thanks. and the first spring training game is monday march a 5th. >> we will be down there one --
what was i going to say. >> you will say that opening day is a month later in baltimore that's on friday april 6th. that's what you were going to say. >> that's what i was going to say. you read my mind and the prompter. exactly. still to come on "eyewitness news" saturday morning... we will have more on george huguely the murder trial from virginia. why defense attorneys say that new video proves the murder of yeardley love was an accident. plus, it's a landmark win for gay rights advocates. what's next for same sex marriage legislation in maryland after it passes in the statehouse. this and more when "eyewitness news" saturday morning ,,,,,,,,,
continues with gigi barnett and meteorologist tim william. wjz marled's news station. welcome back to "eyewitness news" saturday morning. it's 7:32-i gigi barnett. >> i am tim william. temperatures are about 30 degrees across the area. clear and calm start to the day. very mild in store much like yesterday. but without the breeze. and today, we will have temperatures in the low to mid- 50s. much like yesterday. so if you likeed friday you will love today and gorgeous day to do anything you want to do outside. this is ahead of a storm system moving in our direction for tomorrow. 54 today partly sunny and it's mostly sunny now.
partly sunny comes this afternoon when clouds move into the region. 34 degrees tonight. and 42 tomorrow and cloudy and cooler than today. snow late in the afternoon through early tomorrow night. we will talk about how that impacts your weekend coming up in the first warning forecast. >> all right. but first, here's what people are talking about. defense lawyers for a lacrosse player from maryland tells the other side of the story and his girlfriend's death at uva. wj ask. is -- wjz is following the case and adam may has a newly introduceed video showing the couples hour before love was killed. >> reporter: good morning. that video showing yeardley love and george huguely getting along is considered a key piece of evidence for the defense hoping it will erode the claim the murder was premeditated. george huguely's aunt narrated a surveillance video taken the night before yeardley love died. members of the hugeley if a -- huguely family was dining at this burger bar. in the video huguely and love were holding hands and casually
chatting with others. that happened just days after huguely found out love hooked up with another lacrosse player and huguely sent love an e-mail that said i should have killed you. prosecutors presented that e- mail hoping it will convince jurors he premeditated the murder and deers is ofs to be sentenced to life in prison. he defense attorneys are trying to get him off on lesser charges claiming he never intended to kill love and the fight was mutual and death accidental. the value of yeardley love's computer a key component of the defense. huguely admits to stealing it and throwing it in a dumbster after the fight. the computer expert claimed the laptop was to the worth more than $200 which means the theft was not a felony. the jury's final decision on the value could a impact how long huguely is sentenced to pries prison. >> reporter: setbacks for the defense over the past couple days one of the attorneys is sick and hoping she feels better and they continue testimony later on today and
possibly move onto clogs arguments. adam may, wjz "eyewitness news." >> stay with wjz as the trialcontinues. we will bring you the latest on air and online at wjz.com. a suspected terrorist is in custody after trying to carry out an alleged suicide bombing inside the u.s. capitol. investigators say 29-year-old amine elk -- khalifi tried to suicide a suicide vest. dutch ruppeersberger says he was be -- el khalifi was acting as lone wolf. >> it's difficult to determine who the lone wolves are if we don't get tips. that's why it's important to law ep forcement and state and local and federal. and individuals when they see something, that looks awry, we need to contact law enforcement officials. >> el
khalifi was arraigned in federal court in alexander yesterday afternoon and is charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction against u.s. property. a bail hearing is now set for wednesday. the battle over same sex marriage bill in maryland house of delegates went -- end in win for supporters. yesterday -- ends in a win for supporters. yesterday delegate voted to pass the civil mearnlg protection average it will go to the senate -- civil marriage protection act. it will go to the senate now. in less than five hours, whitney houston will be laid to rest and preparations are underway for houston's private funeral at new hope baptist church in newark new jersey. houston's god mother, aretha frankley and stevie wonder are lathed -- slated to perform and kevin costar is expected to speak. fans will be able to watch it all through at live camera at
the church. in this morning's "healthwatch," dozens of potentially life saving cancer drugs are in short fly with no sign of new production on the or eye done. 28 cancer drugs taken by more than 500,000 patients are in short supply. some could are out within a few moths -- could run out within a few months and many need years of treatment. congress has not taken action on bills to give the fda more power to deal with the drug shortages. and the drug crisis hits close to home for prominent marylander he. wjz investigate prescription drug shortages as university of maryland women's gas bet call -- basketball coach shares her personal fight to find a solution with denise koch. >> reporter: good morning. the fda list of current drug shortages runs over 30 pages. hundreds of medications in short supply forcing doctors in hospitals to scramble.
you would never know it now, but not too long ago one of the twins nearly died. >> obviously you feel help lust. >> they say he had a matter of weeks left. >> reporter: university of maryland woman's basketball coach and her husband remember the moment doctors told them their sons tyler had leukemia. >> when you hear that word, you with thinking what? cancer? >> you are thinking the worst. my initial thoughts that whole night without being educated was how much time do i have left with my son. >> reporter: doctors immediately started pumping chemotherapy drugs into tyler to stop the fast moving disease. >> the chemicals are doing the things to your child yet they are saving his life. >> reporter: it was only after his chemotherapy brenda and mark discovered the miracle drug that saved their son might not be there for others. in short supply, its cost sky rocketed from $12 a vile to nearly a thousand and worried
about parents who couldn't afford it knowing their children could die. >> i can't imagine them telling us there's a drug there that will help save your kid's life but it's not available. >> reporter: it's not just one drug. pharmacists and doctors say the shortages more than tripe in the last six years. >> i would be surprised if 2012 is not worst because they are dealing with the shortages and they keep going and. >> reporter: so why is this happening now? aside from production problems, once the drug is generic profits plummet and there's less incentive to make it. doctors blame drug makers. can you say this is driven by a profit motive night not -- be night not worth their while to make it. >> reporter: drug makers say shortages happen when there's suddenly ion crease demand for a -- an increase demand for a drug they hadn't anticipated. sometimes doctors can't get the drug that could save your life or you can't afford it. >> i've had two patients who could not afford the drugs and decided to go the hospice
route. >> the people that are wanting to gain a profit, what would their life look like if their son or daughter, if they were someone that need the drug. >> reporter: they turned anger into action asking lawmakers to investigate. maryland congressman cummings is outraged. >> basically what you are doing is stealing somebody's life. we can't take care of americans when they are going through illness and we can't can make sure that they are not taken advantage of, we need to go home and do something else. >> it might be little tyler may make a big difference in a world war lot of people's lives hang in the balance. >> i would like to put my feet in the pool's rear end and get them going. maybe it happens to one of their family members they will do it. >> reporter: denise koch, wjz "eyewitness news." >> and the fda plans to work more closely with drug makers to manage the shortages and improve the supply. you can find a link the fda's list of current drug shortages and a statement from the drug industry at wjz.com.
okay. so, now, we are onto weather. >> uh-huh. >> nice day ahead. >> yes. >> look out for tomorrow somewhat. >> exactly. back to you. i mean that's how it is summed up. >> i have been listening. >> thank you. i am glad someone else. 54 degrees today much like yesterday. sunshine and blue skies. this is the system down around the gulf now that's moving in our direction. moisture system has moisture with it. it is picking up more and more as it moves across the gulf, and the low that's driving it is just around northeast mexico and moving into texas. they are going to have flash flooding down there because that area has been under severe drought for the last year basically. and the ground is so hard you know we have had the types of situations where the ground can't absorb the rain as fast as it is coming down. but it's moving into the region. the pathway is going to take it along the carolina coastline. and we will be watching very closely how close it moves to
maryland as it moves off to sea. the farther south it stays, the less we get and the closer to us before it moves on out of herech the more we get so the way it comes together right now with watches and warnings, we are not impacted by that. the national weather service putting the winter storm watch in effect for parts of virginia and west virginia. that goes in effect tomorrow morning and stays late. we will be add to that list at some point over the next 12 hours to 24 hours or so. but not yet. so, right now, we have temperatures at 30 degrees and 81% humidity and 30.13 is the barometer reading with calmwinds. around the state 27 in cumberland. 30 the magic number from oakland to hagerstown to easton and 36 down towards dc and around the immediate metro area 30s across the board. and until you get down to annapolis and kent island, 33 in both locations. the calm winds are with us around central maryland and down towards southern maryland and lower eastern shore seeing 5-mile-per-hour winds from the north. variable wind will shift to the
northeast as this low starts to move offshore a kicks -- and kicks back the counterclockwise flow. that's going to tap into the colder air that you see a front moving across the great lakes pulling down very cold air. this moisture is going to move into it and tomorrow, as we get up into temperatures around 42 degrees. anything that comes into the region early on is going to come down in the form of rain. as the temperatures start to drop, through the afternoon and evening, into the range of around freezing or so, we will see that mix of rain and snow as it starts to pull in that cold are air and the snow accumulation will happen late in the afternoon through tomorrownight. one to three inches potentially across the top tier of the states. 2 to 4 closer to the center of the low. as it moves out of here. and the problem will notsinly be accumulation on road surfaces because temperatures today and yesterday in the 50s, the warms will be road but it's going to be on grassy surfaces and we will look for the potential for freezing if temperatures are down around 20
degrees. so tomorrow, our forecast is going to be up in the 40s. but today, 54 degrees. partly sunny skies. clouds will increase later this evening. 34 with partly cloudy skies tonight. and for tomorrow, 44 and again the accumulating snow will happen as temperatures start to drop late in the afternoon and then 44 on monday. president's day, 50 on tuesday, and parts of the area will see 60 degrees on wednesday and thursday. our forecast high 56 on both days. still ahead on "eyewitness news" saturday morning, being a pet is not all treats and tail wagging. sometimes it could be stressful. >> aleen gabbey and the -- aileen gabbey and the spca are here to teach us,000 makes rover relax. >> reporter: we are talking about saving the lady maryland. a fund-raiser for this boat taking kids up and down the chesapeake bay. join us when we r,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
schuh, the hip's -- ship's captain and information about important event. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. lady maryland was a 25 years old and has a lot of miles under her keel and needs a major rebuild, the biggest of its kind. the captain michael say your last name. we know why i asked you to say it. is here and talk to me about what lady maryland does for those who can't remember or never knew. >> for 25 years, we have been serving all different our cargo is children and. >> reporter: purpose built. >> purpose built. we spend the springs in the fall doing day sails kids come in the morning and we take them out and have lunch and do fishing and heanld crabs and fish and in the summer we are off the new england with older students that they live on board and helping us operate the boat and move the poet from port to port. >> reporter: 100 feet long made out of wood, needs some help. where is she being rebuilt. >> here in fells point which is
one the of the great things. fells point was a large community and nowed i different. but we have a living classroom where we store the boat on the corner. >> folks can knock on the door and say can i see? >> absolutely we are day every day. far western ends of fells point and we are at do da's. and this picture will be auctioned off and they have posters you can buy and cool flags and stuff. so, come down where the square is on fells point and it's to the west so come down and spend money and hope to raise a couple,000 dollars towards the 180,000 dollar goal. say the lady -- save the lady maryland and you can do it. thanks for coming down. >> thank you. >> reporter: you bet. >> real quick. >> reporter: yes. >> i was wondering. so many folks like to do things online. is there a way to donate online. >> reporter: can you donate online young man? >> lisa can we donate online.
>> reporter: lisa? yes. there's a pay pal site living classroom.org. yes. the answer here let me tell outabs is -- answer is yes. >> okay sound good. >> reporter: go to living classrooms and figure it out. >> okay thanks very much. >> pay pal. all right. >> i love the telephone approach. still ahead on "eyewitness news" saturday morning, even man's best friend needs some time to relax. >> that's right. maryland spca is here to explain how to recognize the symbol or signs i guess of stress with your pets. ,,,,,,,,,
make the life little less stressful a aileen gabbey friend who needs a home and that's fancy. >> fancy is up for adoption at the maryland spc-a. pretty high energy a-year-old and pretty young. >> okay. >> but very friendly. >> good. so, people can find you mdspca.o a rg. >> that's the website and we are open from today from lev to -- 11 to 4 and we have been using the things to reduce stress in our adoption center. >> okay. >> but you can use them at home as well. we dressed up one of our stuffed animals there. >> yeah. this one. our friday puppy had this on. >> what is it? >> thunder shirt. >> it's new on the market. we have one from dogmo and we have been use them and it's supposed to calm them. the idea was they make -- thunderstorms make pets stressed out and put that on and it makes them feel secure.
>> like swadeling a baby. >> yes. we found success with that and we are trying other things some scents owe have dog care mowns that you can spray and some to put in the food you have to be careful about what you use. >> okay. >> make sure to have it right. >> uh-oh. >> there goes the dog. >> fancy was threatening to tear the set down. >> there's other things and treats and calling treats and being put peanut butter in a kong and that works out nervous energy or give them something stirredy -- sturdy to play with. >> calming streets and what do they have cama meal. >> herbs can be used and hopeo path he can like people. >> or well-being calming spray that you spray on them. >> you can put it and it calms them down. >> okay. of course you can contact maryland spca at the number on the screen.